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A Level Business

Alevel Business

Course outline

Whether you hope to one day be Chief Executive of a multinational company or you’re looking for an A Level that will give you a great understanding of how the world works, Business Studies is a great option. The course has had considerable exam success over the past 20 years and our students have progressed onto a wide range of higher education courses.

You’ll learn all about the inner workings of the businesses you see around you every day, from your corner shop to global brands such as Nike. You’ll learn how businesses plan for the future, how they stay ahead of the competition, how they manage their resources and what people bring into the mix.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

A Level Business is a dynamic and engaging subject with a holistic approach to business. You will study models, theories and techniques to help you develop a deeper understanding of business issues relevant in the modern world. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

Topics include:

  • An introduction to business and objectives
  • Financial control
  • Operational control
  • Marketing decisions
  • Human resource management.

In the second year you will gain a greater understanding of strategic choices and the importance of issues such as globalisation.

How to apply for this course

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply". You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date


Chaucer Street


Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Programme (2 years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000526


Chaucer Street


Start: 4th September 2019

A Level Intensive Programme (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000526


A Level Business


1 or 2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

2 year A Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • Complete a successful interview
Teaching & assessment

You will take a written examination.


You could progress to a range of business, economics and accountancy degrees, or degrees in psychology, sociology, maths and history. Our students have also moved on to Higher Apprenticeships with companies such as Rolls Royce.

The subject allows a career in management in retail, marketing, accountancy, HR, event planning, logistics, supply chain management – and many other areas of business.

Additional information

Home students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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